Minister Lynn Turner became a wedding officiant in 1981 and over the last 37 years, she has performed weddings that have embraced the uniqueness of her brides and grooms. Whether you are planning your first wedding or you are remarrying later in life, you will inevitably have questions for your wedding officiant.
Recently, one of my family members remarried. Her last wedding was in 1980 and a lot of things have changed when it came to wedding planning. With her first ceremony, it was small and just her husband and herself in the minister's living room. (Lynn performs weddings in her living room, if your own personal preference is to keep things small - let us know.) With my family member's current marriage, there were many friends that wished to attend. Suddenly, the planning became about food, decor, flatware and even finding a wedding officiant. A lot had changed in 37 years!
There has been an increase in recent years of couples choosing to have their friends and family members perform their wedding ceremonies. At Weddings Performed, our consultations are the first step in getting to know you and forming a friendship that will last long after your I Do's are done. We also believe that trust is formed when couples ask us questions. If you are considering your wedding officiant options right now, some questions you might wish to ask include:
- What is the most moving ceremony you have performed?
- What is the biggest error in a wedding ceremony that you have vowed to not repeat?
- Have you turned down couples and if so, why?
- What do you look for in your couples and can you work with us?
- What is your main responsibility in performing our wedding?
- What is the best compliment or review a couple gave you?
- What is your biggest challenge when performing a wedding?
- What is your funniest or oddest wedding ceremony moment as a wedding officiant?
- What is your wish for every couple, both before and after the ceremony?
- What do you love most about your job as a wedding minister/officiant?
Your relationship with your wedding officiant is much like your relationship with your beloved. It takes getting to know each other, chemistry, trust and a bond - even if a professional one - for the pairing to be a success. As important as it is for a wedding officiant to get to know you, as a couple - including your wedding goals, how you met, your backgrounds, etc. - it is equally as important, if not more so, for you to get to know your wedding officiant (hopefully with Weddings Performed) so we can work together to create the unique wedding vision and ignite the path for the beautiful wedding memories you'll have for a lifetime to come!